Here’s a riddle for ya’! What walks like a zombie? Sounds like the creaking floor boards of an old Victorian house? And talks smack like a luchador in tight, stretchy pants? That my friends, would be me at 5:30 in the morning, preparing for a quick workout before it’s time to hit the “9 to 5.” The goal is to get my booty back on track and lose the “love” pounds, but I’m not alone in training for the Zombie apocalypse. Mr. Lovejoy, chicken nuggets guru himself has fitness fever too. Well……something like that!
For the past few weeks I’ve been whining about expanding waistlines, tight pants, and crack cocaine a.k.a. sugar addiction after being viciously attacked by Cupid, but it was worth it and now I’m taking action. Correction. WE’RE taking action. The gears are in motion now. Slow, but moving none the less. With a little WD-40, the right tools, and a little motivation, we’ll have the creaking, cracking joints in tip-top shape in no time. My knees are definitely in need of an Extreme Makeover. Over dinner a few days ago, my Sweetie and I made a deal with the fitness and nutrition gods. And it goes a little something like this:
THE PAIN WALL AGREEMENT
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday……..30 min. workout
Sweet Treat once a week (cutting back on the desserts)
Unlimited produce (again, cutting back on the desserts)
6-8 hrs. of sleep each night
3-4 days of cooking
So far we’ve managed to get up once for an early morning workout, cook one pot of lentil soup, and eat out more than we should. However, the good news is that we’ve discovered vegan chocolate pudding made with avocado, dates, coco power, vanilla extract, and agave (it actually tastes like Jello chocolate pudding) and still attend our Sunday Zumba class. We’ve managed to get 6-8 hours of sleep and keep the house fully stocked with veggies and fruit. We’re determined not to let long commutes to and from work and late night dinners keep up from achieving our fitness goals. What can I say? Baby steps, People…….baby steps!